- vi. 喧闹；忙乱；充满
- vt. 使忙碌；催促
- n. 喧闹；活跃；裙撑；热闹的活动
CET6+ TEM8 IELTS TOEFL
2. hustle and bustle 熙熙攘攘，忙碌
3. busy => bustle.
4. hustle => bustle.
5. busy + hustle => bustle.
- bustle (v.)
- "be active," 1570s (bustling "noisy or excited activity" is from early 15c.), frequentative of Middle English bresten "to rush, break," from Old English bersten (see burst (v.)), influenced by Old Norse buask "to make oneself ready" (see busk (v.)), or from busk (v.) via a frequentative form buskle. Related: Bustled; bustling; bustler.
- bustle (n.2)
- "padding in a skirt," 1788, of uncertain origin, perhaps from German Buschel "bunch, pad," or it might be a special use of bustle (n.1) with reference to "rustling motion."
BUSTLE. A pad stuffed with cotton, feathers, bran, &c., worn by ladies for the double purpose of giving a greater rotundity or prominence to the hips, and setting off the smallness of the waist. [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]
- bustle (n.1)
- "activity, stir, fuss, commotion," 1630s, from bustle (v.).
- 1. There was a good deal of cheerful bustle.
- 2. She stood glued to the radio, heedless of the ordered bustle about her.
- 她站在那里一动不动地听收音机, 毫不注意周围有秩序的忙碌.
- 3. I sat in a caf é, watching the bustle of the street outside.
- 我坐在咖啡馆里, 望着街上忙碌的景象.
- 4. The bustle and din gradually faded to silence as night advanced.
- 5. Shell Cottage provides the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of London.
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